Shatei Kyokufuri – 7

Data.7 – Old bowman, training


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This time, I planned to go even deeper into the woods.

The enemies that were closer to the edge were too easy, and there was a higher chance that I’d be seen by other players.

This was a hunting ground designed for full parties, and while I wasn’t even at the recommended level, there was no penalty for being here.

Besides, I just thought of it as a way to easily enjoy a thrilling fight. There didn’t seem to be any downsides.

“Now, let’s do this.”

That being said, my strategy would remain the same.

Climb up into a tree, wait for the enemy, and ambush them from above.

Hey, this wasn’t cowardice.

There was a huge difference in level, and the enemies could one-shot me!

Still, it was rare for enemies to get very close to me with this style.

And my arrows were strong enough to take them down.

At most, they would die in 3 to 5 shots.

What was scary, was that there were some enemies whose weak spots were very small.

The worst were the thin, long and fast snake-type monsters.

They had small heads and slithered, making them difficult targets.

If that wasn’t bad enough, they would also climb up the trees and spit poison.

Thankfully, I had stocked up on healing items with the money from my last adventure.

I had considered picking up some weapons and armor, but figured that anything that I could afford now was likely to be of questionable quality.

Perhaps it was best to rely on item drops from monsters.

“Level 7, huh? Put the points into Range and…that’s 35 now. And with the Beginner’s Bow, that’s a max reach of 50 meters. Things are looking good!”

I was getting more skills. It was good progress.

It wouldn’t be very fun if you became too strong as soon as you started. Heh.

I preferred to take things slow.

Rustle…rustle…

I could hear something.

It was definitely a new monster.

But I didn’t see anything on the ground…

“Ah, woaaahhh!!!”

It was just what I had been afraid of!

A spider monster had been living at the top of this tree!

And it was already quite close to me!

Damn it, I hate bugs!

You could turn down the gore in this game, but there was nothing you could do when it came to arachnophobia.

They weren’t going to swap the character models for you or anything.

Tsk…and this one was incredibly detailed!

The hairs and the eyes were so realistic!

“Don’t come any closer…! Ah, ah…!”

I lost my balance and fell from the tree branch!

But then again, it allowed me to create some distance between us!

“Infight Arrow!”

Giririri…byuu! Zhunk!

Thud!

The arrow pierced the spider just as I hit the ground.

The one saving grace seemed to be that bugs didn’t have the highest endurance.

While I had hit my hip, I also took some damage. But as long as I was alive, it was nothing that some items couldn’t fix.

—Beep! You have acquired the skill, ‘Archery I.’

◆ Reason for acquiring

‘The first step in the way of the bow’

Have a moderate amount of experience with the bow.

[Archery I]

+10 for attacks and range when using a bow.

Apparently, I had been rewarded for going against something I hated.

This one was a passive skill.

It was simple, but also useful.

Not the flashiest skill, but I was glad to have it.

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1 Comment Leave a comment

  1. Another great chap. Keep up the good work translator-san!
    Sympathise with MC on spiders. Hate those bastards!
    Really enjoy how different this work feels from the usual VRMMO ones.

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